Waste and recycling collections over the Christmas period

With the festive season almost upon us, Cornwall's residents are being reminded of changes to waste and recycling collections over the Christmas period.

As in previous years, there will be no waste and recycling collections on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

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Collections due on Christmas Day:

  • Rubbish due to be collected on Christmas Day will be collected on Tuesday 1 January.
  • Recycling due to be collected on Christmas Day will be collected on Saturday 22 December.
  • Garden waste due to be collected on Christmas Day will be collected on Saturday 22 December.

Collections due on Boxing Day:

  • Rubbish due to be collected on Boxing Day will be collected on Wednesday 2 January.
  • Recycling due to be collected on Boxing Day will be collected on Saturday 29 December.
  • Garden waste due to be collected on Boxing Day will be collected on Saturday 29 December.

For collections due on any other day of the week over the Christmas period, we will collect waste and recycling as usual, explained Councillor Sue James, Cornwall Council cabinet member for environment and public protection.

"It may be that the time of collection is earlier or later than usual, but as long as bins and/or recycling are out by 7am, our contractors Biffa will collect it," she said.

With the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day, Household Waste Recycling Centres are open seven days a week between 9am and 4pm.

Find out more information about waste and recycling collections over Christmas and your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre on Cornwall Council's Christmas services webpage 

Posted on 07 December